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General | 27th November 2020

Spending Review Reaction: Firms will need incentives to invest in growth after the crisis say business leaders

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have echoed national calls to provide incentives for firms to invest in growth as a way of rebuilding the economy in the aftermath of the Coronavirus cris...
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Spending Review Reaction: Firms will need incentives to invest in growth after the crisis say business leaders27/11/2020
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General | 26th November 2020

Events industry faces disaster without clear roadmap to reopening

The events and exhibitions industry in Coventry and Warwickshire is facing disaster without a clear roadmap to reopening.
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Events industry faces disaster without clear roadmap to reopening26/11/2020
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General | 24th November 2020

Business leaders call for frequent mass testing in all workplaces to recover economy

Business leaders across Coventry and Warwickshire are echoing calls for workplaces to be one of the areas prioritised for frequent mass testing.
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Business leaders call for frequent mass testing in all workplaces to recover economy24/11/2020
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General | 23rd November 2020

Over 4,300 businesses contact CWLEP Growth Hub

A leading business organisation in Coventry and Warwickshire has had dealings with over 4,300 companies over the last nine months.
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Over 4,300 businesses contact CWLEP Growth Hub23/11/2020
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General | 20th November 2020

Major investment opportunities and developments across Coventry and Warwickshire to be highlighted

Major investment opportunities and developments across Coventry and Warwickshire will be highlighted at the first virtual Midlands economic growth conference
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Major investment opportunities and developments across Coventry and Warwickshire to be highlighted20/11/2020
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General | 19th November 2020

Minerva Business Angels continues quest to build one of the UK’s best networks

The established premier pitching competition of the West Midlands is back with a new look and will be delivered online.
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Minerva Business Angels continues quest to build one of the UK’s best networks19/11/2020
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General | 18th November 2020

Coventry & Warwickshire ready for electric vehicle revolution

As part of the 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution the Government has announced an investment of £500m for the development and mass production of electric vehicle batteries.
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Coventry & Warwickshire ready for electric vehicle revolution18/11/2020
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General | 18th November 2020

Constructing West Midlands appoints contractor partners

The new Constructing West Midlands (CWM) framework has officially named its contractor partners for the £2.1 billion of capital works across the West Midlands region.
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Constructing West Midlands appoints contractor partners18/11/2020
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General | 11th November 2020

Major milestone on £82 million Coventry Railway Station development

A massive crane has arrived at Coventry Railway Station to install a new footbridge to mark another significant milestone in the £82 million scheme.
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Major milestone on £82 million Coventry Railway Station development11/11/2020
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General | 11th November 2020

Five business tips to tackle the festive period

Local Warwickshire-based agency, ADAO, has shared its top digital marketing tips for small, independent businesses
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Five business tips to tackle the festive period11/11/2020
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General | 10th November 2020

Are you an employer looking to recruit in this unprecedented time?

CW Employment Solutions is the brand-new employment hub linked to FinditinCW for local businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire and FinditinCW members to post their recruitment needs.
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Are you an employer looking to recruit in this unprecedented time?10/11/2020
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General | 10th November 2020

Brand new employment hub launched for FinditinCW members to advertise job vacancies

A major new online employment resource hub has been launched to help people in Coventry and Warwickshire, who may have lost their job because of the Covid-19 pandemic, find new work.
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Brand new employment hub launched for FinditinCW members to advertise job vacancies10/11/2020
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General | 9th November 2020

Coventry 2021 Ticketing Partner announced

A West Midlands company has won the contract to deliver the ticketing system for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021.
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Coventry 2021 Ticketing Partner announced09/11/2020
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General | 9th November 2020

Unemployment figures show the need for a plan to get the economy moving

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say the rising unemployment figures highlight the need for a plan to safely reopen the economy.
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Unemployment figures show the need for a plan to get the economy moving09/11/2020
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General | 6th November 2020

Midlands law firm is spearheading a recruitment drive for networking sessions

A leading Midlands law firm is spearheading a recruitment drive for networking sessions where Coventry & Warwickshire SMEs can share their business issues and explore solutions with each other.
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Midlands law firm is spearheading a recruitment drive for networking sessions06/11/2020
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General | 6th November 2020

Construction work underway to get Coventry cultural gem ready for 2021

Work is underway on a £1.2 million project to get one of Coventry’s most precious cultural assets ready for UK City of Culture 2021.
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Construction work underway to get Coventry cultural gem ready for 202106/11/2020
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General | 5th November 2020

Government Minister will address firms in Coventry and Warwickshire at Annual Conference

A Government Minister will address businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire at a major economic event for the region this month.
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Government Minister will address firms in Coventry and Warwickshire at Annual Conference05/11/2020
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General | 5th November 2020

Urgent help - and a long term plan - needed as firms head into another lockdown, says Chamber

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say firms in the region will need urgent support after the Government announced a lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November
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Urgent help - and a long term plan - needed as firms head into another lockdown, says Chamber05/11/2020
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General | 3rd November 2020

Young people in Coventry begin on the Kickstart Scheme

A Coventry based company has become one of the first businesses to take part in the Government’s landmark Kickstart Scheme to help young people into work.
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Young people in Coventry begin on the Kickstart Scheme03/11/2020
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General | 29th October 2020

Businesses back key economic event for Coventry and Warwickshire

Four key businesses have given their backing to one of the biggest economic events in Coventry and Warwickshire.
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Businesses back key economic event for Coventry and Warwickshire29/10/2020
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General | 26th October 2020

Leader of Coventry City Council shows support for emission reduction targets

Councillor George Duggins, Leader of Coventry City Council, has endorsed and supported Eurocities’ call to revise EU 2030 climate targets to at least 55% by 2030.
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Leader of Coventry City Council shows support for emission reduction targets26/10/2020
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General | 26th October 2020

Coventry & Warwickshire FSB set to deliver the Peer Networks Programme

The FSB in Warwickshire and Coventry has been successful in being selected as one of the delivery partners for the Peer Networks Programme which is being funded by the Department for Business Energy a...
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Coventry & Warwickshire FSB set to deliver the Peer Networks Programme26/10/2020
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General | 22nd October 2020

Funding secured to help keep Coventry warm

Coventry City Council has secured £530,000 worth of funding from the Government which will be used to support low income households in the city to make their homes more energy efficient.
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Funding secured to help keep Coventry warm22/10/2020
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General | 19th October 2020

Increase in digital investment

Culture, tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire are investing in digital platforms as alternative revenue streams following the impact of Covid-19, according to a new...
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Increase in digital investment19/10/2020
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General | 8th October 2020

Specialist automotive business benefits from financial support

A specialist automotive business is moving to new premises in Coventry this year after receiving financial support during Covid-19.
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Specialist automotive business benefits from financial support08/10/2020
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General | 2nd October 2020

Don't wait for a Brexit deal, prepare now, businesses are told

Do not wait for a Brexit deal to be agreed before making preparations, businesses across Coventry and Warwickshire have been urged with less than 100 days to go before the transition period ends.
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Don't wait for a Brexit deal, prepare now, businesses are told02/10/2020
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General | 2nd October 2020

Coventry-based Sarginsons selected for ground-breaking partnership led by Lotus

Coventry-based light-weighting specialist, Sarginsons, has been chosen to be part of a ground-breaking engineering partnership led by Lotus
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Coventry-based Sarginsons selected for ground-breaking partnership led by Lotus02/10/2020
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General | 1st October 2020

Could you help contribute to the future of transport & logistics?

CWLEP and Serco are keen to plan a future roundtable cluster group to continue the discussion around automation, the region and the 'Reset and Recovery' plan to help the sector.
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Could you help contribute to the future of transport & logistics?01/10/2020
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General | 1st October 2020

Exclusive Coventry and Warwickshire transport and logistics roundtable event drives the future of the region

Over 40 local business leaders across the transport and logistics sector logged on to attend a virtual roundtable event this week on Tuesday 29th September
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Exclusive Coventry and Warwickshire transport and logistics roundtable event drives the future of the region01/10/2020
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General | 1st October 2020

CW Chamber announced as delivery partner for UK City of Culture

The Chamber hosted an online event last month with Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of Coventry City of Culture Trust. Just under 100 local firms were briefed about the range of future contracts up ...
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CW Chamber announced as delivery partner for UK City of Culture01/10/2020
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General | 30th September 2020

Campaign launched to help businesses with new immigration system

The Home Office has today (30 September) launched a new campaign to ensure businesses are ready for the introduction of the UK’s new points-based immigration system as free movement ends.
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Campaign launched to help businesses with new immigration system30/09/2020
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General | 30th September 2020

Key figures believe Coventry's newest hotel will provide an economic boost to the city

Key figures in Coventry are convinced that Coventry’s newest hotel will provide an economic boost to the city after being given an exclusive tour of the project.
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Key figures believe Coventry's newest hotel will provide an economic boost to the city30/09/2020
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General | 25th September 2020

Chamber welcomes evolving support for business in the COVID crisis

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have praised the Chancellor’s latest round of support measures in the evolving Coronavirus crisis.
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Chamber welcomes evolving support for business in the COVID crisis25/09/2020
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General | 23rd September 2020

University of Birmingham unveiled as official partner of Birmingham 2022

The University of Birmingham has been unveiled as an official partner for Birmingham 2022, signing the most comprehensive university partnership agreement in the history of the Commonwealth Games.
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University of Birmingham unveiled as official partner of Birmingham 202223/09/2020
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General | 23rd September 2020

West Midlands business can grab their share of HS2 contracts

Small and medium sized businesses in the West Midlands can find out more about the thousands of high speed rail contracts on offer at an online regional summit next month.
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West Midlands business can grab their share of HS2 contracts23/09/2020
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General | 17th September 2020

Coventry business secures orders for its new product

A Coventry business gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021 has created a new product which is already securing orders.
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Coventry business secures orders for its new product17/09/2020
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General | 8th September 2020

GreenTalk LIVE discusses the Coventry Railway Station Masterplan

If you missed Coventry City Council's latest webinar you can view the presentation
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GreenTalk LIVE discusses the Coventry Railway Station Masterplan08/09/2020
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General | 7th September 2020

ReDesign Business Conference part of London Design Week 2020

The Design Council and Propela are partnering up to produce a one-of-a-kind programme of experts to problem-solve, illuminate new design ideas and create a roadmap for DESIGN and BUSINESS to meet.
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ReDesign Business Conference part of London Design Week 202007/09/2020
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General | 7th September 2020

New national initiative to be delivered by your Local Enterprise Partnership

Peer Networks is a national initiative that will be delivered locally through Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Growth Hub
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New national initiative to be delivered by your Local Enterprise Partnership07/09/2020
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General | 7th September 2020

Support line launched to help businesses grow out of Coronavirus crisis

A new one-to-one support line has been launched by Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Chamber for start-up businesses or firms looking for support to grow out of the current pandemic.
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Support line launched to help businesses grow out of Coronavirus crisis07/09/2020
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General | 4th September 2020

Businesses urged to add their voice to critical economic & business impact surveys

A survey of Coventry and Warwickshire firms could give the first signs of how the region will deal with the recession brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Businesses urged to add their voice to critical economic & business impact surveys04/09/2020
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General | 2nd September 2020

Growth Hub inundated with grant applications from SMEs

The region's leading business support organisation has been inundated by SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire with applications for new government grants to help them recover from Covid-19.
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Growth Hub inundated with grant applications from SMEs02/09/2020
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General | 26th August 2020

C&W businesses urged to prepare for new markets ahead of EU exit

Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire have been urged to start pro-actively preparing for new international market opportunities and trading procedures ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union...
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C&W businesses urged to prepare for new markets ahead of EU exit26/08/2020
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General | 25th August 2020

The Smarterials Aston Business Clinic

The ABC (Aston Business Clinic) gives businesses a learning opportunity to help develop their knowledge and skills of remote teams working
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The Smarterials Aston Business Clinic25/08/2020
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General | 24th August 2020

Coventry Cathedral appoints a contractor to build new pavilion annexe

Coventry Cathedral has appointed a contractor to build its high-profile new pavilion annexe as part of a £3.5 million fundraising programme.
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Coventry Cathedral appoints a contractor to build new pavilion annexe24/08/2020
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General | 21st August 2020

Tradespeople are urged to sign up to the Green Homes Grant scheme

Builders, plumbers, and other tradespeople across England will need a government-backed seal of approval to provide their services as part of the new £2 billion Green Homes Grant going live at the end...
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Tradespeople are urged to sign up to the Green Homes Grant scheme21/08/2020
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General | 19th August 2020

HS2 local business webinar recordings available

'Work with us Wednesday' webinars were held throughout June, July and August and any business that wasn't able to attend can now access the recordings
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HS2 local business webinar recordings available19/08/2020
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General | 11th August 2020

Manufacturers feeling more optimistic post-Covid

Manufacturers in Coventry and Warwickshire and the wider Midlands are starting to feel slightly more optimistic about their post-Covid future but there are calls for significantly more tailored Govern...
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Manufacturers feeling more optimistic post-Covid11/08/2020
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General | 11th August 2020

New West Midlands cycling network unveiled

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has today (Tuesday 11 August) unveiled the Starley Network, a new 500-mile cycling vision for the West Midlands.
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New West Midlands cycling network unveiled11/08/2020
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General | 7th August 2020

The Foodie Awards 2021 are now open with a brand new programme

The inaugural Foodie Awards 2021, in partnership with Visit Coventry, were launched in July and will recognise businesses across the sector
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The Foodie Awards 2021 are now open with a brand new programme07/08/2020